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I have been a broadcast journalist and storyteller for more than a decade. I got my foot in the door by running audio at a TV station and I later got the chance to tell stories using video as a photographer. I then jumped in front of the camera to start reporting.
I’ve spent my career in my home state of Arkansas, but Seattle feels like home because my wife, Sydney, is from Oregon, so there are plenty of friends and family nearby.
I’m known around the newsroom as…
“The Guy from Arkansas,” and I take pride in that.
What keeps me going…
The opportunity to work with incredibly talented people who work hard to perfect their craft. A Christian from the Bible Belt, I always look for opportunities to serve people in need.
My greatest TV moment…
Winning an Edward R. Murrow Award.
TV moment I would like to forget…
I was caught on live television calling the Texas Rangers a “Sinking Ship”. The blooper lived in infamy online for several days and made lots of people laugh. I’m just glad I was able to laugh at myself too.
If I had free time I would…
Spend every minute of it with my family, out and about in the Evergreen State. Washington has to be one of the most beautiful places in the country, and I am so happy to call it home.
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Recent Articles
  • Elementary school principal charged with child rape, molestation; investigators say he confessed

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Prosecutors on Friday charged 55-year-old Douglas Allison, the principal of Mountain View Christian School in Sequim, with 12 felony counts of child rape and molestation after investigators say he confessed to inappropriately touching two young female students. Clallam County sheriff’s detectives say Allison repeatedly touched a 10-year-old girl and 11-year-old girl during class. Mountain View Christian School is operated by the 7th Day Adventist Church. Officials say they were blindsided by the allegations. Associate Pastor Collette […]

  • Ducks vehicle involved in minor crash; mayor calls for them to be pulled off streets

    SEATTLE – A Ride the Ducks boat collided with a car in Seattle on Thursday, about six weeks after the company resumed operations following an accident that killed five people. The Seattle Fire Department said there were no injuries in Thursday’s crash, which happened at 5th and Mercer. A witness who saw the crash told Q13 it appeared the Ducks vehicle was taking a wide turn and didn’t see the car. Lisa Goodfriend said, “The duck dragged the car along […]

  • Stolen robot dropped off overnight at Tahoma High School; robotics team back in action

    COVINGTON, Wash. — The Tahoma High School robotics team is back in the competition after someone dropped the team’s stolen robot off outside the school. The group posted the good news Wednesday morning in Facebook: “Xcalibear returned! It was found outside of Tahoma High School this morning. Roborio is gone and there is a fair amount of condensation, but otherwise it is largely in tact! Thank you all for spreading the word! This is so exciting!” Officials say security surveillance shows the […]

  • Woman who found baby in dumpster: ‘I just kind of fell on my knees, started crying’

    EVERETT, Wash. — Paula Andrews says she was overcome by emotion after finding a newborn baby underneath several bags of trash in an apartment complex dumpster/trash compactor. “I just kind of fell on my knees and started crying because I could not believe that someone would actually throw a human life away,” she said Monday. “It broke my heart.” On Friday afternoon, Andrews was throwing away some trash when she and another woman heard the faint cries of what they […]

  • More than 15,000 turn out to hear Sanders at Seattle rally before caucuses (VIDEOS)

    SEATTLE (AP) — More than 15,000 people streamed into Safeco Field Friday to hear Bernie Sanders speak at the presidential candidate’s second large rally here in less than a week as he tries to energize voters before Washington’s Democratic caucuses. “Don’t let anybody tell you that Hillary Clinton is the strongest Democratic candidate to take on the Republicans. It is not true,” Sanders told the crowd at Safeco Field. “The great state of Washington has the opportunity to help lead […]

  • Volunteers for Clinton, Sanders try to rally support before Democratic caucus here

    SEATTLE — Washington’s 101 Democratic delegates are up for grabs on Saturday and volunteers are putting in long hours to rally support for their candidate of choice. On Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders made a return trip to the Evergreen State as he made stops in Spokane and Yakima. A crowd of over 7,000 people cheered him on Thursday night in Yakima. Meanwhile, in Seattle, volunteers for Sanders are ‘feeling the Bern’ as the deadline quickly approaches. Former Seattle Mayor Mike […]

  • 3 dead, 1 hurt after SUV crashes into utility truck carrying worker in bucket in Tacoma

    TACOMA, Wash. – Three people died and one is in serious condition after an SUV crashed into a utility truck that was carrying a worker in a bucket in Tacoma on Wednesday afternoon, the Tacoma Fire Department said. The worker in the bucket was taken to the hospital in serious condition, while all three in the SUV died. Police say the SUV was traveling at about 55 mph when it crashed through construction site closure barricades set up for the truck, then continued into an alley […]

  • The mystery of Seattle’s ‘Tree Man’: Why is he doing this, when will he come down?

    SEATTLE — Several blocks around 4th Avenue and Stewart were closed around 11 a.m. Tuesday while officers negotiated with a man  to come down from the top of an 80-foot sequoia next to the Macy’s department store in downtown Seattle. As of Wednesday morning, he was still up in the tree. Happening Now: new video of #ManInTree who refuses to come down in Seattle. #Q13FOX — Adam Mertz (@AJMertz) March 23, 2016 No one knows why he climbed up there — […]

  • Survivor recounts horrific wrong-way crash on SR 512 in Pierce County

    PUYALLUP, Wash.  — Casey Rinehart can recount the entire horrific event when a wrong-way driver crashed into him and four other drivers before coming to a stop on State Route 512 in Pierce County. Rinehart said, “I was going this way and he hit me and then went off the other way and hit me hard enough he spun me in a complete circle and hit the guardrail and came to a rest facing west in eastbound lanes.” Rinehart managed […]

  • New light rail stations near UW and on Capitol Hill opening to public

    SEATTLE — Lawmakers and hundreds of special guests were the first to ride the new light rail cars from the University of Washington to Capitol Hill ahead of the grand opening on Saturday. The new 3-mile segment of Link light rail begins carrying members of the public at 10 a.m. The stations connect to existing rail service, which currently runs between the Westlake station in downtown Seattle and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The agency says the university extension will add 71,000 […]

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